#258 – polish stallion

February 13th, 2009

#258 – polish stallion

Today’s strip was such a blast to draw! We’re almost at the end of this storyline – just in time for the real, actual Valentine’s Day – but there are a couple more pages left. Epilogue stuff, if you will. Have a great weekend, regardless of how much or how little this holiday means to you.


Discussion (29)¬

  1. kaiki says:

    When I saw that last panel this song started playing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWh8XKvsYqc

  2. David Waldergart says:

    OK, you got me with Hanna's first swing. Green-eyed monster, indeed! Look like Marek's gone upscale, too – quite the price tag!

    Happy Hallo… I mean, Valentine's.

    (I dunno about you, but I feel like wearing a mask around this time of year)

  3. evn says:

    This strip is so good! Great pacing and Hanna's body language is just great. Thanks!

  4. ScottBieser says:

    It was great seeing Hannah finally blow her celebrated cool. Best laugh I've had all day. Thanks!

  5. Satsuz says:

    Honestly, could there have been any other outcome?

    I love this, of course. Mer, is there any chance you could give us a hi-res version of the last panel? It'd make a grand wallpaper.

  6. Wendy says:

    Haha, the dude in the background of the last panel trying to bid made me LMAO.

    I wanna boyfriend like Marek.

  7. jetmech says:

    In this corner …Hanna "The Bitch Slap" Thompson!!

  8. wykstrad says:

    Any guesses as to who ends up with Marek? I think it's high time America Jones takes some action against her recently adopted nemesis.

  9. Torgy says:

    And I thought "And a fool I have acted," would last as my favorite line of the year. I laughed so hard because I would totally be the guy on the left in the last panel. Brilliant!

  10. RepMR says:

    This was just brilliant, I really like the green in her eyes!I know everyone remembers it, but I figured a link was in order to this particular comic: http://www.octopuspie.com/2009-01-05/241-time-lap

  11. penelope says:

    This is my favorite OP strip ever.

  12. betterforsome says:

    Ladies like beards, apparently. Also, as a guy I gotta say Marigold has looked pretty awesome in this story arc. For some reason I really like her, even though we haven't gotten to know her too well yet.

  13. David Waldergart says:

    I'm still giggling over Park's boss-demon yelling "GET BACK TO WORK!" – that was some fine rendering there, Mer.

    Recommending M.Chabon's 'Adventures of Kavalier and Clay' (A Novel), especially if you're traveling a lot and need to read.

  14. operte says:

    Gah!!! That's me!! I'm buying him!!

    One million bucks! 😀

  15. tonybreed says:

    Oh god, this gave me a big laugh. Hannah's expressions, the green eyeballs, pure gold. Awesome.

  16. KwesiK says:

    Hannah's gung-ho attitude toward Marek dating other people seems to have failed the test of his potential hotness to others…

  17. Angie says:

    Awww~! Marek looks so adorable being all flustered at being bombarded by a whole buncha women~<3

    And a man! Haha!

  18. marigumi says:

    I literally laughed out loud. Wonderful in so many ways!

    Re Kavalier and Clay, though: Be warned; it's depressing. Great book, but depressing.

  19. Almost Literally says:

    How can you not love this strip? Hanna’s movements, the green eyes, Marek’s proud smile turning to a nervous ‘Oh crap…’, and of course all the ladies (and gentleman) flooding the stage! Amazing!

  20. Almost Literally says:

    I almost forgot Hanna's left hook there!

  21. Ben says:


  22. Jane says:

    haha he is a real


  23. Carvin says:

    Think of the kittens, Hanna.

  24. Abby says:

    my gosh. i always knew marek was a stud.

  25. Nelg says:

    I wonder if that's Hanna's real eye color, or does it come from the money or the pot.

  26. Taylor Lopez says:

    oh man, nothing but positive things to say about this comic. The screen work compliments the art style so beautifully and it is so masterfully done. I absolutely love everything about it.

    great work!

  27. kattygal98 says:

    I don't think they're in it for the kittens… :)

  28. ross says:

    reminds me of bone. good one